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West Hennepin History Center [Pioneer Museum] (#47973325)
 member for 2 years, 11 months, 13 days
RE: Sam Mikre
I have been working on the Lewis Cemetery this summer. It is too bad that it is being poorly taken care of. Many stones are being unattended and need dug out and raised. Brush is growing around the older stones and some one can't see because of the weeds and saplings! If I had a loved one buried there, I would not be happy.

The caretaker told me two years ago that the cemetery lacks funding to keep it up properly. I think I will go over with my clippers and donate my labor.

Larry :-)

Added by Larry on Oct 13, 2015 1:36 PM

Thank you for all the work you do! I just record and take pictures and don't know anyone I am memorializing. Just a out of control hobby. My wife says it keeps me out of mischief!

I am happy to transfer to you anyone you can further help with research.

Larry :-)

Added by Larry on Sep 01, 2015 8:18 AM

M. Eisinger
I have deleted the memorial since the date of death is missing. Thanks for the heads up! No sense in rushing anyone into the cemetery!

It would make sense for everyone to wait until death to do their tombstones.

Larry :-)

Added by Larry on Apr 28, 2015 12:51 PM

Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Pvt Millard Mott
You're very welcome,


Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Feb 14, 2015 1:28 PM

RE: Union Cemetery
NO, not Hillside Cemetery! Just my imaginary Lake Wobegon in my head. :-)

I noticed there are some varmints digging big holes in the Union Cemetery! I suppose a coyote or fox may be the culprit. There appears to be many unmarked graves. For the likes of me, I can't find some of the requests.

One day while I was out there the Sheriff drove into the cemetery pulling a boat! Apparently he thought there was lake access as he drove all the way to the end and discovered the fence. Needless to say, it was interesting to watch him back up out of the cemetery!

Perhaps his GPS had a glitch!


Added by Larry on Nov 02, 2014 9:04 AM

RE: Union Cemetery
Bio and Links

BOOK CLUB MEMBERS: READ "THE CURIOUS FATES OF Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy. Her book is titled "REST in PIECES."

And now a poem fer yah!

Epitaph by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Heap not on the mound
Roses that she loved so well;
Why bewilder her with roses
That she cannot see or smell?
She is happy where she lies
With the dust upon her eyes.

A nudder poem fer yah!

Lament by Millay

Listen, children:
Your father is dead.
From his old coats
I'll make you little jackets;
I'll make you little trousers
From his old pants.
There'll be in his pockets
Things he used to put there,
Keys and pennies
Covered with tobacco;
Dan shall have the pennies
To save in his bank;
Anne shall have the keys
To make a pretty noise with.
Life must go on,
And the dead be forgotten;
Life must go on,
Though good men die;
Anne, eat your breakfast;
Dan, take your medicine;
Life must go on;
I forget just why.

As for life here in Minnesotah, land of 10,000 snow storms, life goes on. Halloween festivities are planned at the local cemetery this year. Kick-off starts with a parade and hayrides, dunking tank, and cow pie tossing contest. (A special thank you to the bulls at Phil Yoder's farm for the pies. That is where they get the expression Bull ____!)

This year the cemetery has decided to promote burial plot sales. Remaining plots are outlined in markers like a police crime scene. Shopper's can check out the locations and views provided. Some call this a chance in a life time, so don't delay as prices may be going up. Current price is $300 per plot, For limited time only, if you wish to be buried by your spouse, two lots of $595.)

Local funeral homes are offering free hearse rides for families. They got this idea from the local fire department. Seems odd to see whole families packed into a hearse riding up and down through the cemetery. This whole deal is so popular, the local undertaker said he is renting a couple hearses from the neighboring community to handle the overflow crowds. Last year there was shoving and fist cuffs because of locals trying to cut the line. Officer, McGreedy and his deputy Virgil Finn are going to be on duty to keep everyone orderly. (Hey Virgil, you were named after fish parts!)

Last year some tomb stones got knocked over by Elmer Johnson's cattle. Elmer has a fence that resembles Swiss Cheese, it has so many holes in it. Thus, after the open house festivities are over, Elmer will be demonstrating to the crowd how to stand up stone monuments with his John Deere Diesel 720. He is bringing along his log chain and loader bucket, plus his trusty dog, Dougie Dog.

There is no place on earth like the annual cemetery open house here in my neck of the woods. If ya can make it, stop by and enjoy herself. (Moonshine and brats served at the local church basement.)

Added by Larry on Oct 29, 2014 1:29 PM

Charles Johnson at Hillside

If you could call the cemetery office at 612-781-3391 and get the burial location I'll be happy to fulfill your photo request


Added by leslie on Oct 07, 2014 9:15 AM

Rose & Dale Svitak
RE: Wayne Roland Koecher
Tour very welcome

Added by Rose & Dale Svitak on Aug 14, 2014 11:17 AM

L Eriksson
RE: Richard Gravon
Grave 8. I put in an edit for that.
Also, I have added his wife Emma onto Find A Grave

Added by L Eriksson on Aug 12, 2014 7:55 PM

Martin W Johnson
louis stein
minn. hist. soc. online veteran burial index has a Louis stein a civil war veteran died feb. 27, 1927. burial in carver co.. cant find his grave. martin johnson civil war historian.

Added by Martin W Johnson on Jul 11, 2014 8:09 PM

RE: Emma Maria Brayer Halverson
You are welcome!

Added by Larry on Feb 21, 2014 3:46 PM

My 2014 Bio Update!
This was not in Long Lake!

Added by Larry on Jan 02, 2014 1:02 PM

RE: Scherer

Thank you for all the great work on submitting the work to Find A Grave,

I will have to stop out and check out the information you society has on the Scherer Family.

Thanks Julia

Added by Julia on Jan 01, 2014 4:42 PM

RE: In general
Happy New Year to all the Pioneer's of Long Lake!


Added by Larry on Jan 01, 2014 12:21 PM

Merry Christmas!
Could we get a snow plow, extra salt, and some snow shovels so we can get out to Union Cemetery! Winter presents a challenge to us Findagravers. Now, an underground heating system at cemeteries would be useful. Perhaps you can present that idea to the City of Long Lake. :-)

Best wishes to you during this Christmas season!


Added by Larry on Dec 18, 2013 9:13 AM

Jim Almquist
RE: Anna Wimmergren
Thank you for letting me know the you created Find A Grave Memorial# 121666895.
Does Anna have a tombstone or is the information you posted from the sexton records?
Her husband, Konstan, lived alone in Axtell, NE following the death of his second wife. He was tall and straight as a string and gave an appearance of much dignity. I don't think he ever learned to speak English.
He purchased a 1925 Model T Ford in that year and I bought it from him in 1953. My dad helped negotiate the deal in Swedish.

Added by Jim Almquist on Dec 13, 2013 9:00 AM

Holly J
A. P. Koehler
Thank you for the information you sent to add to Anton and Sophia Koehler's memorials. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Holly J on Dec 11, 2013 10:55 AM

Delete Sophia Biese's page
Thanks for contacting me. I delected Sophia's page #115322890. I appreciate your attention to detail, and apologize for the typo. Ann Winegar

Added by ANN & BOB WINEGAR on Nov 15, 2013 7:22 PM

Rose Moszer
RE: Leonard Knapp
Always happy to share information.
Many thanks,

Added by Rose Moszer on Oct 28, 2013 7:48 PM

MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Countryman Family
Thanks to you also. Your organization is fabulous and fills a much needed void in the west metro area for family history.

Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Oct 28, 2013 3:01 PM

Mary Keesling
Greetings and good to hear from you. Happy to do transfers and look forward to seeing you again. :-)


Added by Larry on Oct 26, 2013 9:34 AM

RE: Friends of Union Cemetery
Email is!

Added by Larry on Jul 19, 2013 6:40 AM

RE: Sollie's
You're so welcome!

Added by BELV on Apr 18, 2013 2:34 PM

Simmons Family
Gardner Ferrin
Thank you so much for the information on Gardner, I have added it to the bio for Ebenezer. Your help is greatly appreciated. It looks as though you and I are related, glad to be in touch with you.

Added by Simmons Family on Feb 23, 2013 10:52 AM

Union Cemetery
Happy to do the transfers to Union Cemetery! Enjoyed the meeting last week and appreciated being invited.


Added by Larry on Jan 29, 2013 10:23 AM


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